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steve: new at 5:00, guilty for ngor makuey. a judge read the verdict this afternoon. investigators say makuey killed 97-year-old rupert anderson and beat his wife, harriet, in their eastside des moines home in july of 2014. kcci's mark tauscheck was in the courtroom today. and mark, what happened? mark: steve, ngor makuey's attorney had argued an insanity defense during the trial. today, the judge explained why he didn't buy it. makuey's family is from ethiopia. his mother was sitting behind him in court. makuey didn't say anything, but appeared disappointed when the verdicts were read. polk county judge jeffrey farrell found makuey guilty of first degree murder, assault with intent to commit serious injury, robbery, and theft. he said since makuey had no income or job, he had considerable motive to commit a theft, which supported the felony murder conviction. farrell said malice, aforethought, or premeditation can be inferred from use of a dangerous weapon. in this case, the kitchen spatula makuey brought with him
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eastside home. judge farrell: and the only reason he would be bringing that device over to that home would be for the purpose of using it as a weapon. he wasn't going over there to cook, wasn't going over there to grill. he went over there, and the first thing he did was club rupert anderson over the head with that spatula, multiple times. mark: ngor makuey will be sentenced january 4. he faces a mandatory life sentence for his first degree murder conviction. he can appeal the verdicts. live in studio, mark tauscheck, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: a live look outside at 5:00. another warm december day. checking in with jason, what can we expect over the next few hours? jason: we can expect it to continue to be warm to we have clouds. i did not see the sunshine, but we will hang on to the warmer temperatures -- 52 right now, along with the cloud cover. you look, we have been locked in
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it is not going anytime soon. we could see some of this rain tomorrow, that is about 24 hours away or so. look out at ames, they have clouds, still a beautiful night walk out and about. you see mark and julie walking around -- that is probably not their names. but they are still having a good time. upper 40's, bathed in comfort as we head to the evening. the kickoff the day at 43, topping out at the mid 50's late in the day. i will break down that forecast, coming up here in a little bit. stacey: thanks, jason. storm the court! excited iowa state fans hit the hardwood, right after their cy-hawk win. but all the excitement left one person injured. steve: a nasty injury, too. kcci's vanessa peng is live at hilton. and vanessa, it was a crazy scene last night. vanessa: steve, it was. fans were rushing onto the court from all angles -- screaming, hugging each other, hugging cyclone players. it really was one of those
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but as you mentioned, there was a negative moment. in the middle of the craziness, "des moines register" columnist randy peterson suffered a compound leg fracture. he underwent surgery at iowa methodist medical center. during an interview on "the dan patrick show," peterson says he was not trampled, but was knocked to the ground. peterson says he's ok with fans storming the court, after the people who need to get off the floor get off first. and just this afternoon, big 12 conference leaders sent us a statement that reads, in part -- "game management staff appropriately handled their primary responsibility of ensuring the safety of teams, coaches, officials, and administrative staffs." the conference considers this matter resolved." vanessa: coming up tonight at 6:00, we'll show you what fans and ames police have to say about court storming. vanessa peng, kcci. stacey: we want to know what you think. should schools crack down on fans storming the court or field? here are the results of our kcci
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63% say yes i'm a 37% -- 63% say yes, 37% say no. vote now on kcci.com. steve: in committment 2016 news, republican presidential hopefuls vying for their party's nomination could see a contested convention this summer. and that has one candidate very concerned. kcci's aixa diaz explains from washington. aixa: ben carson is threatening to leave the republican party, if gop leaders are meeting privately to "manipulate" the republican national convention. reacting to reports of a closed-door meeting between republican leaders, ben carson says he will not "sit by and watch a theft." the "washington post" reports a private dinner in washington earlier this week focused on the possibility of a "brokered" gop convention, if no clear winner emerges from the primaries. marc: a brokered convention, as unlikely as it is, is likely to favor the establishment candidate, the people who have connections among the party leaders. aixa: in a statement released by his campaign, carson says -- "if this was the beginning of a plan to subvert the will of the voters and replace it with the
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assure you, donald trump, will not be the only one leaving the party." sean: there was a dinner where the subject was how the delegate selection process works. aixa: the republican national committee says the purpose of the meeting was to answer questions about the convention. and insists the voters, not party leaders, will elect the nominee. marc: if the people supporting trump or carson start to see the , you know, power brokers in washington lighting their cigars and the smoke coming from those back rooms to beat their guy, that's something that really galvanizes support. aixa: carson's campaign says he did sign a pledge that he wouldn't launch a third-party bid. but he did so "based on everybody playing by the rules." in washington, i'm aixa diaz. steve: happening on the heels of carson's comments, donald trump is holding a rally right now in des moines. stacey: kcci's cynthia fodor is at the state fairgrounds.
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cynthia: doors opened here at the varied industry building hours ago, folks are going in. you see this is a huge event, filling up the entire building. i understand there are about 2000 chairs set up here, this is one the largest events i have been so far for donald trump. supporters here tell me they are standing beside him, despite his controversial remarks regarding muslims. him. the majority of americans, 67% in a cbs poll, said that his principles in america. york city. there were a number of protesters at that event, who had to be removed. however, i just walked outside. we do not see any protesters here right now.
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several of the supporters told me they are a bit concerned about security here tonight. we will be here, and we will tonight at 10:00. live the state fairgrounds, cynthia fodor. steve: listen up, everybody. holiday gifts start as early as next week. tuesday, december 15 is the standard deadline, if you want those packages to get where they're going, before christmas. saturday the 19th is the standard deadline for letters and cards. then, next monday is the priority mail package deadline. and wednesday the 23rd is the last chance to mail those priority mail holiday cards and letters. cheryl: make sure it is a box sufficient for what you are mailing. that you are not extending the boundaries of it, that you do not have to wrap it up with tape. make sure you verify the address before you put it on there. and make sure you put your return address on there. steve: in a typical week, the post office handles to 20,000-30,000 small packages. this week, they expect to
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stacey: name change, why the university of iowa says the name of its hub to help students has to change. steve: plus, the search continues. why the fbi continues to search a lake near the home of the san bernardino shooters. stacey: and hoverboard ban, why the popular holiday gift will not be allowed on some airlines. that's coming up on kcci 8 news at 5:00. song: "that's life" song: "that's life"
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announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 5:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, and chief meteorologist john mclaughlin. steve: the u.s. treasury says the terror group isis is making more than $500 million a year selling stolen oil. u.s. and coalition planes have now begun bombing tankers full of oil, sold by isis in syria. it's part of an effort to cut-off an estimated $40 million per month that the group makes from petroleum sales. some of that oil even goes to syrian president assad's government, a sworn isis enemy. stacey: the university of iowa is renaming its information hub for students. the hub is called "the iowa student information systems." or, "isis." the university has received complaints about the name, since the terrorist group became prominent last year. officials say they are using the opportunity to create a new information system, with a new name. they hope to launch that system next semester.
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rapist. and tonight, his victims are speaking out. a jury found the former oklahoma officer daniel holtzclaw guilty of 18 counts of sexual assault and rape. his victims he met while on duty in poor, mostly minority neighborhoods. jannie ligons, a grandmother, was the first to file a police complaint, after he assaulted her during a traffic stop. jannie: he did things to me that i didn't think a police officer would do. i didn't know what to do. i was so afraid. i was afraid for my life. i kept begging him. sir, please don't make me do this. don't make me do this, sir. stacey: many of the women did not originally come forward, because they did not believe authorities would believe their story over that of a police officer. steve: fbi search teams continue to scour a lake for evidence, near the site of the terrorist massacre in southern california. they'll also be canvassing nearby neighborhoods for clues. teri okita brings us the latest from san bernardino.
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lake, about three miles north of the terrorist attack that killed 14 people. agents hope to find a crucial piece of evidence. a computer hard drive -- possibly dumped here by shooters syed rizwan farook and tashfeen malik. david: we did have a lead that indicated the subjects came into this area. teri: in 2013, before they were married, officials say farook and malik had discussed martyrdom and jihad online. but at the time, the couple raised no red flags when malik was granted a fiancee visa to enter the u.s. from pakistan. investigators also continue to question farook's friend, enrique marquez, about a planned terrorist attack that the two men eventually abandoned in 2012. authorities say marquez is cooperating. details of the investigation have left nearby communities on edge. resident bob lewis wanted to see the fbi search for himself. bob: it's taken a while for me to get over the situation, too, because i knew a lot of people that worked over there.
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at a program at the inland regional center, where the shootings happened. like many, lewis says he doesn't feel safe anymore, and now leaves his doors locked 24-7. teri okita, for cbs news, san bernardino, california. steve: investigators now theorize that the couple's plan could have been much more grandiose, including possibly of targeting another location. stacey: the knapp center at drake university was rocking over the lunch hour. today, the drake women's basketball team played in front of more than 3000 elementary and middle school kids from around central iowa. the game is the highlight of a classroom focus on teamwork and sportsmanship, provided by the character counts program and drake athletics. ezra: i play basketball for my school, and i was hoping i could learn a few things from them. chase: it's just something i've dreamed of, being a college player. being a college player and getting some advice from these guys. stacey: by the way, the drake women beat william penn. the score?
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steve: checking back in with jason tonight. things are wonderful now, they will change for the weekend. jason: we have a big change in store for us, talking about accumulating snow. but we are back talking about record rainfall as we go to the weekend. i will break down the totals and what you can expect shortly. us look at the weather we have had, this is norwalk the summer -- a gorgeous sunrise sent to our page. no one took credit, but thank you for sending them in. i will keep sharing them. as the clouds rolled over, that blocked the sunshine for most of the day. that will continue in the evening hours and into tomorrow, pretty dark right there -- 53 degrees is what we are sitting at, winds out of the east at 5. pretty amazing when you consider the average high this time of year is 35, and over the next 24 hours, we will not even touch on that.
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morning, we keep things mild all the way through. another day in the 50's in december, we continue to look out here, but after the 3:00 p.m. hour, we drive in the chance for rain. this is driving those chances in, a bit of an elongated -- that second one is pushing through, after we see the rain buildup. you see that through southern portions of iowa late into the evening tomorrow. that is when it will start for us. if you have plans for the early or middle portion of the day, not looking bad. don't go outside expected to see much sunshine, the rain will hold off until the early morning hours or late evening hours. it will continue throughout the day on sunday, and some of us are talking totals in the range of around an inch or two or three, depending upon how much gold air we can work in, even light accumulations of snow.
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the latest on that. this system moves through, and we will be nice -- no rain for a bit. chances for sunshine, which is nice. the rain totals of around three inches in spots, and these are on the order of what we usually see in a month in some locations. in the month of december, you can see ottumwa forecast totals three inches. des moines is 1.3, almost record settings in some locations. the three-day record for december is 2.93 inches in a ottumwa, a good chance they could surpass that. 43 tonight with a cloud cover, tomorrow, we keep the clouds around. we work rain into the later half of the day, your high is 55. could be a few thunderstorms out there, as well. but we do work the warmer air
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44 on monday, the rain sticks around early. back to reality quickly with temperatures back in the low to week. steve: we have a traffic cars on the shoulder. things looking pretty good. let us see what the times are to the mix master. about normal. stacey: tonight, on kcci 8 news 6:00, beer battle. why iowa craft breweries are concerned about a big beer merger. and how they hope to see washington respond. rose: chipotle food is linked to health concerns throughout the country. should iowans be worried? i'm rose heaphy. and i take a closer look at recent restaurant inspection records. scott: the cyclones are sky high! we'll go back to hilton and hear about just how special a win like this is. and what it can do for the highest-rated team in program
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jon: and i mean this very seriously. [cheers] stacey: did you see this last night? jon stewart made a special appearance and plea on the "late show." steve: stewart has been asking to keep money flowing into a bill that keeps 9/11 workers who work in the rubble safe. it expired this fall, and congress is not renewed the bill. steven: 11 out of the game for a while. no one is going to listen to
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jon: these 9/11 first responders, let me tell you something. these 9/11 first responders, they are the most top-notch, diamond encrusted america can produce. not let politics play into this necessary bill. stacey: stewart also appeared on the "daily show" earlier this week, also hoping to get folks to put pressure on their representatives. steve: i just love the cheetos dust. they are great. they are one of the most popular gifts this holiday season. but now, the u.s. consumer product safety commission is looking to 10 reports of hoverboard fires in 9 different states. stacey: the nation's three largest airlines have now banned the scooters from flights. they're concerned that the toy's lithium-ion battery can catch fire. consumer experts say the highly popular hoverboards may eventually be recalled. sean: they're considered toys. but, in fact, they're not. so, at the end of the day, you
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to meet any safety requirements, and it's finding its way into the u.s. market. steve: one hoverboard manufacturer, swagway, blames cheap knockoffs for the problem. saying, "they don't compromise when it comes to using the highest quality parts." stacey: a final check of your
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lynn's family, the big stress is paying four hundred dollars a month in medical and drug costs for aidan. for other families it's higher deductibles, premiums and co-pays that keep adding up. that's why we've got to crack down on price gouging, cap out-of-pocket costs, and fast track approval of less expensive generic drugs. because we've got to get health care costs under control for lynn's family and for yours.
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stacey: it is going to be a nice friday night. jason: i was walking around earlier with a short sleeve shirt on. we can all approve of that. temperatures about the same tomorrow, 51 degrees. we do bring in a chance for showers and even a thunderstorm, mainly in the evening. if you have early plans, you're looking ok. looking over the next eight days, my how things change. mid-30's by wednesday, lows in
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steve: short sleeves or long sleeves, we want you back here. right now, the cbs evening news with scott pelley. [kcci captioning is broug anncr: when the attacks come here... ...the person behind this desk will have to protect your family. will he be impulsive and reckless, like donald trump? will he have voted to dramatically weaken counter-terrorism surveillance, like ted cruz? will he have skipped crucial national security hearings and votes just to campaign,
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27 generals and admirals support jeb bush. because jeb has the experience and knowledge to protect your family. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. paris: there's a lot to do on a dairy farm. nobody's gonna do it for you. you have to get out there and do it yourself. bernie sanders is a well-known friend of family farms. bernie cannot be bought out by big money. bernie's opinion cannot be purchased. it's time for our next president to get in there, ro up his sleeves, take off the gloves, and take on wall street, take on big business, take on big money, and get the working class back to where they should be. he's a rock. sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. >> pelley: fire at a california mosque. the f.b.i. is investigating whether it was arson. also tonight, extreme weather in the west.
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